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09/01/2010 07:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Natural Disasters: 7 Record-Breaking Catastrophes (PHOTOS)

With 2010 being the year of earthquakes, heat waves, and floods, we thought it was time to revisit some of the most mind-bending natural disasters in the United States and all over the world.

From a town-engulfing firestorm, to a rampaging tornado, and a hundred-foot tall wave, these natural disasters show how powerful Mother Nature can be.

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7 Record-Breaking Natural Disasters
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7 Record-Breaking Natural Disasters